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Christian Asplund

Astral Projection
For flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano and percussion
2014, Provo

Note:
For the first section (until Q) percussionist plays a batterie of unpitched instruments/objects of minimal resonance (dry), including skin, wood,
metal, glass, paper, etc., using brushes. From Q to the end, percussionist plays vibraphone with mallets.
Unusual time signatures: If it is something other than 2,4,8, or 16, the denominator indicates a fraction of a whole note. If the denominator is
6, that means that the quarter note of that measure is actually a triplet quarter note. So, in a tempo of quarternote = 132, if a meter of 5/6 is
given, the bar will appear to be in 5/4, but the quarter note pulse will be sped up to the equivalent of a quarter note triplet (i.e. 198). When a
normal denominator returns, the quarter note goes back to its original tempo (i.e. 132). If the denominator is 5, that indicates the quarter note
has the value of a quintuplet quarter note. If the denominator is 12, that indicates that the eighth note is actually the value of a triplet eighth
note. Etc.
From the beginning until Q, the character should be lively and aggressive. From Q to the end, the character should be contemplative, but the
tempo should stay the same.
2014 Christian Asplund (ASCAP/Frog Peak Music)

Astral Projection
Piccolo

3
&4

Christian Asplund
(Provo, 2010-2014)

Pressing forward. q = c. 132

3
Clarinet in Bb & 4
3
Violin & 4

b
>
ff

> #

42

> #
>

42

44

#>

n b >
n n # #> 2 b b n 4
n
4
4
#

ff

b
b>
b
4
b 4
b

b
n

> #
#

2
4

4

b
b >
n

>
ff

n >

?
3
#

2
4
>

n
b
Violoncello
n
4 # & > 4
4
# >
n
>
ff

Piano

3
&4

non legato

? 3 > b
4
f

>

42 #

>
4

b 4

b
>

#

n

44

/4
kick drum
mf

44

5
2
44

n n
# #
# n
>
b >
f
p
f
p
f
5
# > b
2
44
b
b 4 # n
>
b

f
ff

ff

mf

#>

mf

5
n> b 2
#
4 # # n

Use brushes only. Use many unpitched instruments/objects of minimal resonance (dry), including skin, wood, metal, glass, paper, etc.
arranged in order of approximate "pitch", low to high. Notes on the staff should use these objects. Notes above the staff should
use cymbals. Notes below staff should be kick drum. Volume should be carefully balanced with rest of ensemble (i.e. somewhat in background).

sus. cym.

Percussion

42

n b

42

&4

> 44

44
44

4

42
4

A
4
Picc. & 4

Cl.

44
&

>

b
>

n b
b
24
46
f

mp

Astral Projection (continued)

n> b b
f

b b n> b >
b >
2

4
n
b

4
6
3

ff

b n b b n> b b b >
4
2
b
46
n
Vln. & 4
4
b b
3

? 4 b b
Vc.
4

ff

b b >
4 b b

& 4

Pno.

Perc.

? 4

4bb
bb
>

42

42

46

>
46

>

42

46

#>
mf

A
4 2

46

/ 4
4

>>
b n

b > > n # # n >


n

#
# n
44 n # #

44

44

#n#

44

44

#
b>

> n

44
n
n

n b n 44
>
>

>

n>

# #n b

>

n >
b > n

#> n

bnbb

b
n

#>

mf

>

b
b & b

b
b n >
b
>
5

Astral Projection (continued)

B
12 b b b b

n n>

58

n>
Picc. &
ff 3

b
J

58 n b
bb > b b

&

n n
3
3

Cl.

b > b b >

n n

b
58
n
Vln. &
3

Vc.

>b>
58

Pno.

Perc.

mf

b b

&

b b

B 3

3
mf

>

58

b>
j bn b
b
b
b
b

b b >
b

b
n
>
n

f
7

#
>
#
#

# #
4

j 43 #
b

#> >
#
n
#
n>
n

3
>
f
3

44

43

n
J

3
>#
#
>
n

4
#

#
j n n b 4 n
n> n

b b n# # #

n
b b
> n #
ff
f
5

43

n
# > 43 #

44
43 #
b
n

>
> n
> #> #

b >

n b
>
b n> b b
n 58
&

3
#>
>

>
3
4
#

# 4 # n n b 4 nJ

44

# #

b3

34
44

3
3

#
b n n
>

>
#

4
Picc.

Cl.

Pno.

Perc.

>
> b n>
b #
>
b

b
>
>
n b b b b n > b
b
b
3
b

4
b
4
42

&

nb

b
f

> n>
>
p

b b

# #>

# #

ff

# nn

#>
#

#
> #

# n 44 n #3
# # #
>
n
3

43

mf

b
>

>

b
b

C
43

mf

b >
n

> b
n n n 4 b
43
b
4 b

? 3 b

&

43 n

5
b> > 4 b b
b

b
n
4
n>
n>
3
3

> b
43 n

#
#

#
# # n
>
>
?

b
b b >n
b
>

Vln. &

Vc.

17

&

Astral Projection (continued)

n b 4 # #>
#
4
n

?4

3
3

3
3

4 # #
> #

44 3

>

n > b
p

n
n

>
5

>

#
b

#
b > n

n
p

b>

b>

#
#

42

b b b> n
b
b b b 42
3

&4

42

& b

42

42

Astral Projection (continued)

2
& 4 b
22

Picc.

Perc.

68 # # 42 # n > n 44 # #J n b 68 nJ # b 42 n

n
J n
>
b > >
3
>
ff

44

> b
> #
b

b
>
> j 2

4
6
b 8
n 4

# 4 n
4
8 J b
b >
b
n
3

44

>

44

> b b n >

>

b b b n n>
b
b

>
>

J 4
b
# 2 b
6
2
4
J
6
J b n> 2 b
4
4 b
8
4
4
8
J 4 n
n b > b
4
4
b
3

2
& 4
>
? 42 >

2
/4

j
44

mf

>

To Fl. 5
# b # n #> n # # # # # # > b n
n

#
4
24
68
24
44
J
68 J
J 42 #
4

4 b
> 2
J 4

# 4
#

2
Vln. & 4

Pno.

2
Cl. & 4

? 2
Vc.
4 b

n > b #>
#
44

44
# #
44 # #

n
n

42

#
#

b
>
n
b 2 # n> # n 4 # #J # #> 6 #
b n 2 #>
24 n>
68 #
4
4
8 J
J 4
33
n
mf n
b

>
>
j

24 b
6
b

2
4
6
?
2

j
n

&8
b 4 > n> 4 # J # 8
b b 4

>

3
2

24
68

4
4 4

mf

68 j j 42
J

mf

44
44

44

Astral Projection (continued)

4Flute
Fl. & 4

Cl.

30

44
&

Pno.

Perc.

? 4 #
4

? 4
4

4
& 4

42

b b
> n
#
#>
n
>
p
f
3

4
Vln. & 4

Vc.

42

42

>

3

43

42

b > b > n

b > b n #>

38
28
b
43 r
42 # 44

>

b >
p

43

42

>

b b > b n > > # # n b > n n n


>

4
n
2
3

4
8
8
f

>

#
b b >
> n b > #> n >

>

#
n#
# 3 # n #
#
n 2 n # 3 n> b
2
4
n

4
4
8
>
4
4
3
3
p

E b > b n>
# # n>
bnnn

b
b

38
28
4

#
3

b b >

ff

> n >
> b 2
2
4
3
b

b
4
& 4 # > 4
# 4 n
n
>
mf
p # #
n

3
2
4
42

4
4 4

b> n
b b n 3
b
8
n> # mf n #
b
38

28

> #> > 2


8
>#> >
2
8

4

2
3

4

3
2

/ 4
4
4
8

4

4

8
3
D

mf

mf

Astral Projection (continued)

2
& 8

37 F

Fl.

44

>

>
>
n

> > #> n> # #n # 7


#

3
3
b 4 >n b > nb
2
b

b n n
Cl. & 8
4
bb
n

bb
n >

> #
>
>
mp
f

2 # > 4 # > n
n
n

Vln. & 8
4

n## #
>
f

Vc.

Pno.

Perc.

? 2
8

44

2 # > 4 b
& 8
4
? 28

44

F
2
/ 8 44

n b >

b>

>
n b
3

> >
#

b n
#
>
ff

b n

n b b n
#
>

> # >

#>

#
#> # #>

>
>

# n
j

f
#
>

mf

mf

Astral Projection (continued)


Fl. &

43 G

Cl. &

>

# n

b b
>
3

mp


Vln. &
?
Vc.

Pno.

Perc.

>
f
b

mf

n b > b
3

ff

&

b >

b n

>

b >

>
b b

>
b b b n

b
J

b
J

>

#
#>

#>

mf

ff

> > #
#
n

2
4
n>

>

42 b

42

#>
#>

3
p

42 b

42

43

2
4

n>

> n #>
n

42

43

43

43

43

43

43

3
Fl. & 4

47

#
>

3
Cl. & 4

#>

3
Vln. & 4

Vc.

? 43

?3
Pno.
{ 4

Perc.

# #>
3

>
b n
3

>

> b
3

>

/ 43

mf

9
16
J

#
J

n
J

# #>
J
p

>

58 #

58
#

44

n>

58

44

>

58 b

44

44

#
9
16 J

#
J

9 j
16

j
b

>

9 j
16

>

j
b

58

9
16
J

58

#
9 J
16

Astral Projection (continued)

44

b >

44 b

>
b

>

mf

Astral Projection (continued)

H
> b n n > > >

>

> b
b
b

> b
10 51 b
n

b
n

3
>

>b
> 3


b
44 # n
34

Fl. &
8
bn> >
3
5
ff

I
>
b
44 b b n

bb
b
38

>
b
44 b b n

>

ff

n>
n

Cl. &

b

>

>

pp

>
b > > 3
4
3

>
b n b >

>
b 3

Vln. &
4
b
5

ff

bb
b >
b

38

n 43
b

>

>

> > >


>

>
>
b

>
b

?
4

38

b
43 > >

Vc.
4


b

3
3

Pno.

Perc.

pp

&

>



>
ff
f
mf >
?
44
#

> >
>
>
mf

44

H
3
5
4

/ 4

b
4
b

b
& 4
p

b
b

>

4 b> b>
b n
4

43

b b >
b
38

3
38
4
b

> n

43

3

38

mf

44 b b b n
44

44

Astral Projection (continued)


3
n >#
j j j n j

# # n n # b n
Fl. &

>
3
p
f

58

b > b>b

> n

n>
4
5

78

3
> j
n >#
j
j
j
n

n# # n n #

Vln. &
#n

> > 3 n> b


n

# 4 b

#
n
# > #
#>
>
>
5
5

78

42

5
5
3
5
5
5
5
n bbb j j j n j
3
78
b

Cl. &

4
b b b b b
bb > b >

b >b n n n # n b b
> >
b

>
b

>b b
> n bbb
3

11

42

42

> # # # # > # #> n


3
> n> >
j
j
>
> n b> 7 b
j
?
#

3
2
#n# # n n # n j
#

Vc. &

4
8
b

4
n

b >b
> >
> #n

Pno.

Perc.

ff

>
#
#
## #> 3 n n >
3

>
>
> 7
n #n>
j j j n j
? # # # # # # >

&
#

4
8
b

4
# #n
n
b b
>
>
>

3
5
5
5
5
5
mf

bb > b n
n

5
34

b
b
n

78

42

7
j

3
2

J J J

4
/

4
8

3
5

Astral Projection (continued)

Fl. &

12 66

>
>
b
n

44
3
4
3
n

4 bb nn 4
4 b b
>
##> > >

>
f
p
f
p
f
3

Vln. &

Vc.

? b

? > b
&

Pno.

Perc.

44

> b b 3 3
44
3
4
n

b # 4 b

bb nn 4

> #

b > > > > >


>
p
f
p
>
> # # b b n n
> b
bb
> b
b

44
44
? n
b> b 43
43
3

#
44
bbn > #nn n>

n >
# > n

44
3 b n 44
3

Cl. &
&

4
4

##

b b
b

>

>

>
>
>
f
3

>
#
n

b >#n
b n
n
7

> > #
n
44

bbn #n
n
n

>
# >
7

7
n

44 n# & bn n>n >#


b>
n
> #

7
>
n

>

n > #
> #
44
3
4
3
? n
4

4 b n > 4 > b
4
4 n
& b n >#
n
>

## >
> b b b

5
p
mf p
ff
mf
3

44

43

44 b b
3
4
b

>b b
mf
> b

3
3

3

4
3


4 4
4
4

mf

44

mf

&
74

Fl.

> # # n
ff

#> #

43

>

Astral Projection (continued)

#
> 13
#> 4 b > b
#

>
#

b 3 b >#nnnn # #
##

4
b 4
# n
n
5

3
3
3

>

b n b#n

3
4
3

n # 4 b
> 4 b
n

Cl. & n # #
4
n # # #> >

n>

b
>
>
b >
b
>
n
3
f
b >
5
p
ff

b
n

>

n
b n
43

Vln. &
p

>
3
>
#
> n
>
#
#

##
# 44
b
b 43 b b nn # n b # >
b >
n
>
>
5
3
3
3

>
b
b
3
3
>

n
3

>
>
b

>
?
n

3
#
b
n

Vc.
4
4
n
4 # b >n # n >

>
#

>
#
n>
5
>
p
f
p
f
p
f

Pno.

Perc.

#
3
3
b >
3

>
> #
>
#

3
4
b

3
#

n
&
4
4
b 4 b > n nn # #
#> b
5
n
3
ff
f
3
3
>

? b n # > n # 43 b b b b > n 44 b
34 b b b3
n

b>
b> >b b n n n b b n

>
b n
b

5
mf
>

>

# #>

mf

3


4


4
4

mf

b >
> n

>
b

b
b

b n
b
b 4
#

4
n 6 n
n

4
43

Fl. &

14

Astral Projection (continued)

82

n n
>
# #

5
24
5

# 8

43

b
b b >
> p

ff

> n
b
b
b
3
5
n n
n

2
5
3
4
3
4
n
n 6 n

Cl. &
4
8
j
4
b

4
4
#

b b >
>
>

>b
> >

b >
> n
p f
p
f

Vln. &

5
n n
2
58

4
#

#
> > n >

Perc.

n n>
&
# #
3

?2

n 4

42

#>

58 b>
b 58

43

b
n # 43

L 3
3

3
2
5

/
4

8 4
5

4
>

n b

b
>
#
>

b
2
b

b
5
3

b 8
n b 4
4
n

43

?
Vc.

Pno.

#
b n>
>
>
n

b 4
> b b 3
n

n
>

4
n 6 n
n n b b n

4
4

&4

b n>
b

b
>
>
#

>
#

4
3
4
n 6 n
b n
# # #> 4
&b
4

n #
b >
>

3
p
b

mf

>
# > 44 n
#
>
3

43

4
46 3

4
4


3
mp

mf

Astral Projection (continued)

> b
b >
>

3 n>
b 4 n n
b

b
Fl. & 4
4
90

b >

#
#

# >
#
2

> n b

n n 42 # # 45
4
b> >
>

ff

> >
15
b

44
43
3

5
> n
b
fin b j fi
b

>
3

>
>
>
>
>
fi

45 b
3 b

44 bfin

2
2
3
b b n 4

Cl. & 4
n b 4 n
4
4
4

b
3

Vln.

3
&4

>

& 43

Perc.

44 >

mf

?3
4

5
fij

44 j
fij
fi

b >

b>
b

b fij

44

44

n
#

3
#>

>
>
#

4
n

2
2
3
# 4

n n 4 # 5

4
4
4
b
>
p

ff

>
3
n 3 #> # 4
#

4
n

2
2

# >

4
5
4
4
4

n b n
>
5
3
>
p
f
p f

> 4

b
4

ff

M
/ 43

fij

ff

>
3
Vc. & 4

Pno.

ff

j
bfi

j
b fi

j
fi

3
>
2
n b bb
4
b >
# n n # #
>p
# #

n> n 42 # #
3

n
45
#

#
mf
# #

45

24 #

42

> 3 # # 4
4
4
3
ff
n>
3
34
44

b
mf

2
3


4 5
44

4
4

mf

mf

Astral Projection (continued)

N
16 98 b n
4
Fl. & 4

# #> >n> # #
> n > > # n
b
b

42
p

>
4
b
b

Cl. & 4 b

n b>b
b b
b

n b >
b
f

b
ff

b b > b >
n
b

42
3

43

b > b

34
#>

45 #
45 b

n n #
p

44 # > ## 3
n> >
44

O
5
12

# 44

5
# 44
n b # # 12

##
>
>
f
3

b > n b
n
>

>
>

>
b

b b n n
b

4 n n
n>b 4 # n

5 # 4
2
3

b 44 n
Vln. & 4
12
4
4
5
4
>
>
#

3
3
>
ff
p
f
Vc.

44 b
&

b b

> # >
n

?
n

n b nb>
n n
p

24 >

> b > >


# #> >n # #
b

>
b

b n

n
b

4
n

&4
4

Pno.

Perc.

ff

?4

4 n#

n ##
> # #
> >
>

N
/ 44

ff

42 #

mf

42

43 b >

45 #

> n > #>


b
#
5
44 b
44
12

ff

>
5 b #> 4
44 #> bb> n b 12
4

34 b > b n

45 #>

43 n #
>

45 # # n>
44
## #
n

n > # n >
3

5
4
4
45

4
12

34

mf

44

Astral Projection (continued)

4
&4
>
f
106

Fl.

4
Cl. & 4

4
Vln. & 4

>

?4
Vc.
4

4
&4

Pno.

?4
4

>

> >3
> 3

>

n
3

mf

44

43

44

# #

. >.

>.

44 . .


mf

mp


j
#
#
f

# ># .
.

#.

# #
n . .

P
17

# ##
#

#
#>
f

# j
#> # #
> >
f

> #
n> #>

#
34
4
#

# 4
#
#

4
3


/4
4
mf

>#> > # > n #>


n
# 44 #
##
43 #

3
4

Perc.

#
b >
>

34 > n# # 44 b n # n #
#
#
p

34 n# # 44 #> n # > # #
# >
#.
#
3

# ##
# >
>

# #

## ##
>

#n
p

3
> # #
# # > ## 3
n
# ##

n>
f

#>

3
#
3
# > #
#

#
# # ##
#

& # #
n
# >

mf

#
#

# > >

mf

Astral Projection (continued)

#
#

8 > # > # 4 n> # > 4 b > 4


b
Fl. & 12
6 n b 5
#
4
>
f

18 113

b > n b

# n n

44
b
n #>
p

>
>

>
># # > 4 n # b 4 b b 4 b n # 4 b b b b b
8
b n
Cl. & 12
6
#

4
4
5
n

b
b

n #
f
ff
> >
#
b b b > b
>
8 ># # 4 n # 4 b > 4

Vln. & 12
#
4
4
5
6 n
b b
f

8 #w
?12
Vc.

Pno.

Perc.

44

>
b b > b
b #
b

n b b n
? 4 b b
B4
4
b

6
4
5
b
n > n
p

> # n >
#

4 # b 4 b 4 #>
8

6n b 5 b n
& 12 #
4
>
p
mf b
>

46
?8
44
45 b

12 w
<> w

44

mf

# n

n> n
#

#
f

mf

> nb
b
b
n

44
b
43 b
3

> n>
#
>
#

bn> 3 b
b

&n
4

n
b

>bb 3 b
&nn
4

>#
b

n
b b>
b
b
p
44 n b> b b n
n ?
b

b
b > >
b
b n
b

>
>
b

>bb 3 b b
44

4
#> n
3
5
p

b > n>
? n
n



8
4

4
4
4

/ 12
4 6 5 4

n
n #

> nb
b
b 3 b b
b

44

43

b >

44

mf

3
Toj Vib.

4
5

44
44

&4

Astral Projection (continued)

Fl.

121 b > b b > b b b > b >

4
&4

b
3

#
n ## # n # n # >

#
#>
> #
3

>
3
b b b > b b b b >b
3
b

n>
4
b

b b

Cl. & 4

b> n n #>n # >


3
3
b b >
#
p

b b b > b b b >
b

3
4
b
# # 3

n #
# # n # n> #
Vln. & 4
#
#
3
3
# >

Vc.

Pno.

Perc.

44
&

3
# # 3
>
n

?
#

#
#
#
n
# ># >
#>
f
p
f

>
b b b b b b > >b #>
3
3
4
b n # #
n # > >
?

&4
# #

>
# > #
>
3
n
3
#

#
#
?4
4

& 44

mf

19

p
sempre legato al fine

&

with pedal

&

bbb

Vibraphone
sempre legato al fine

bbb
p

Astral Projection (continued)

<#>
Fl. &

<#>

<#>
Vln. &

20 128

Cl.

Vc.

Pno.

Vib.

&

nnn #

#
n

w
#w

#w

espr.

mp

&

?
n

&
nn #
w
#

n
&

#w
# ww

w
w
w

#w
w
w


&

bbb

nnn #

#
n

bbb

nnn #

#
n

Astral Projection (continued)


Fl. &

138

Cl.

&


Vln. &

Vc.

Pno.

Vib.

#w

&

#w
# ww

#w
w
w

&

?
w
w
w
w
w

#w

#w

bw

(take catch breaths as needed)

#w

#w

pp

21

#w

bw

Astral Projection (continued)

&

22 153
Fl.

Cl.

&

Vln. &

#w

? w

Vc.

Pno.

Vib.

#w
>

&
?

&

#w
w
w
w

#w
w

#w
w
w
p

#
p

pp

#
##

## #

ppp

mp

42
w

n.

42

46

42

46

#w

#w

#w
w
#w

ppp

w
w
w

&

mp

n.

(sempre molto legato)

42
42

pp

bw

with pedal

w
w

46

46

42
w

#w

w
w
#w
#w

T
# #

bb bb ww

42
WW

bw

46
46

46

Astral Projection (continued)

6
Fl. & 4

42

6
&
4

42

164

Cl.

6
Vln. & 4

Vc.

Pno.

Vib.

?6
4

b
pp

b b

b b b

42

42

42

& 46 b b

42

42

b b

pp

6
& 4 b b

& 46

Volume for each instrument should be


as equal as possible in this section.

con sord.

pp

pp

bw

b b

(sempre molto legato)

b b

b b b

con sord.

&

bw

b b

b b

b b b

bw

b
b b b

23

bb

b b

bw b
b b b

Astral Projection (continued)

&

24 171
Fl.

bw

Vln. &

&

Vc.

Pno.

Vib.

&
&

&

bw

Cl. &
b

bw

bw

bw
b

j
j j b

bw

bw

b b b

bw
3

bw

b b

b b b

bw

b b

Astral Projection (continued)

Fl. &

178

Cl.

&

bw

bw

bw

b b
Vln. &

Vc.

Pno.

Vib.

&

&

&

bw

&

bw

bw

b
bw

b b

bw

bw

bw

b b

bw

bw

bw

bw

bw

bw

bw

bw

b b

bw

bw

bw

bw

b b

bw
n
b

bw

bb w
b

b b

bw

25

b
n

bb

b b

bw

bw

bw

bw

Astral Projection (continued)

26 185

w
Fl. &

bw

bw

Cl.

&

Pno.

Vib.

&

&
&

&

bw

bw

b b b

b b w

b
b

b
b

Piccolo

b

b

w
Vln. &

Vc.

To Picc.

b b

b b

b b

bw

bw

V
bw

bw

bw

b b

bw

bbb

bw

w
Picc. &

Cl.

&

Vln. &

Vc.

Pno.

Vib.

&

&

44

U
w

44

U
w

44

27

U
w

senza sord.

&

&

192

Astral Projection (continued)

# #

U
w

(senza sord.)

44

44
44

44

Astral Projection (continued)

28 198 Meno mosso


4U
#
&4

Picc.

4U
Vln. & 4

#O

? 44 U

#O

Pno.

U
4
&4

Vib.

#O

#O

senza sord.

sing along with this melody


(i.e. play and sing simultaneously)
in a comfortable octave

sing along with this melody


(i.e. play and sing simultaneously)
in a comfortable octave

sing along with this melody


(i.e. play and sing simultaneously)
in a comfortable octave

Meno mosso

W
U
4
&4

U
4
Cl. & 4

Vc.

sing along with this melody


(i.e. play and sing simultaneously)
in a comfortable octave

#
p

U
w
U
w

w~

U
~w

w~

U
w~

U
w

U
w

Astral Projection (continued)

U
Picc. &

206 Even Slower

U
Cl. &

#U

Vln. & #

Vc.

?U

#w
#w

#w
#w

#w
#w

#w
#w

#w
#w

U
w

U
w

#w
#w

#U
w
#w

U
w

U
w

Even Slower

Vib.

X
U
&

29